Joy Clair Featured Stamp: Dad, Yo Da Best

Hello everyone… School is out. Summer break has begun. And Father’s Day is less than a month away! We are looking forward to celebrate our special Dad.

Today, Joy Clair ¬†Design Team members are sharing projects featuring Dad’s Day Clear stamps. Come over to Joy Clair Blog to see the peeks and visit the team blog links to see the full post.

When I saw the Dad’s Day Clear Stamps, I created this card for my husband who is a Star Wars fan. Isnt’ that the sentiment super fun? ūüôā I love that tiny Yoda guy!

First, I created the background. It is very simple. I used a pre-printed card that I had in stash. Then I added the Sand – Memento Dew Drop ink on the card with make-up sponge. Then I added the Cloud White – VersaMagic ink on it with make-up sponge. The VersaMagic added the chalky look on the background.

Then using Mini MISTI, I stamped the sentiment on an oval die cut cardstock. I used the Bamboo Leaves – Memento Drew Drop to create the gradient green look for the sentiment.

Then I cut out an oval frame out of white cardstock using 2 sizes of Oval dies. I added it on the card with liquid adhesive. And I added the sentiment on the card, slightly off to the left side with 3D Foam Tape. I did that because I was imagining a planet with ring ūüôā

I have another project I idea using the Dad’s Day Clear Stamps. Check it out here for full details and steps how to make it.

I hope you all are inspired today to create a special handmade gifts for the special dad in your life. THANK YOU so much for stopping by today. Have great day!

A Jillian Vance Design: Home Sweet Home Hoop Art Card

Spring flowers are still blooming even though the temperature is as warm as Summer here in the area where I live ūüôā

A card I wanna share with you all today I created with some of my favorite stamp set and die sets from A Jillian Vance Design. I am sharing full details of this project over AJVD Blog today that I created using the Home Sweet Home Stamp Set¬†together with the Hoop It Up Die Set, Pop Up Petals Die Set, and Swirly Vine Die. They are pretty together, aren’t they?¬†They remind me of stitching and cross-stitching projects I used to make when I was at school. I am thinking to make another one and frame it to put it on the wall inside my craft room ūüôā

Thank you for visiting me at AJVD Blog today and have blessed day!

An Appreciation Card For Sunday School Teacher

There are many special people God has sent into my life and use them to change and bless me. One of those special people are teachers. A teacher is a person who helps others to acquire knowledge, competences or values (Wikipedia).

When I was at college, my professor kept reminding us as teachers or educators we are agents of change. End of school year is so close now, but the influences of teachers does not stop there. They leaves prints in students’¬†lives and changes their lives.

Today we are taking a look back at Our Daily Bread Designs May Release. Here is the card that I created for a Sunday School Teacher who has been helping my daughter to get to know God and who He is in her life.

On my card I use the Sunday School Teacher Stamp Set, Notebook Paper Stamp/Die Duos, Crosses Dies Set, Clipboard Set Dies, Lattice Background Die, Pierced Rectangles Dies.

I die cut the Lattice Background out of black cardstock and added directly on top of the white card base with liquid adhesive. For the next layers, I die cut a piece of gold foil cardstock and white cardstock with 2 sizes of Pierced Rectangles Dies. I added them on top of the lattice background panel with double-sided tape.

I created a chalkboard look clipboard by cutting the base with black cardstock and lightly I added some white pigment ink on it with make up sponge. I set aside to dry while I was working on the notebook papers.

Using light blue ink pad, I stamped couple times the Notebook stamp on a white cardstock and cut it out with the matching die cut that comes in the same set. Then, I stamped the sentiment on top of it with black archival ink. I die cut the clip for the clipboard out of gold foil cardstock.

To put the clipboard together, I added the notebook papers slightly overlapping on the clipboard base with liquid adhesive, next is the clipboard clip with same adhesive. And then I added the whole clipboard on the card with 3D foam adhesive for extra dimension.

I stamped the cross with black archival ink and die cut it with the matching cross die. Then, I added it on the card with 3D foam tape. And to finished the card, I added some pearl gems on on the card.

There more inspirations using the May Release on the ODBD Blog. And visit each of the Design Team blog to see their projects and full details:

Dawn * Cathy * Robin * Lisa * Sandee * Helen * Julie * Lori * Diana

THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have enjoy and inspired by the project ūüôā Have fabulous blessed day!

And I link it up at:

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge 

Simon Says: A Bit Of Sparkle

Coffee Loving Cardmakers: Have A Grande Birthday

Hello everyone and Happy Thursday! I have a fun card to share with you for our coffee break today at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.


This is the featured DT, Dana Gong’s card that I CASEd today:

And this is my step card that I created with Rise and Shine stamp set, I Love Coffee stamp set, Grunge Elements stamp set, Beverage Cup Dies, Step Card Die, Happy Birthday Script Die, Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies, Pierced Circles Dies, Layering Hearts Dies, and Mini Label Dies from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I had fun putting these die cuts together ūüėÄ And when you have a coffee break, come over to check out this CASEing DT challenge and hope you all can play along with us this month. There is a RAK Prize pack to win. Winner will be chosen randomly from all the entries.

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by today. Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

I also link this up at:

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge 

Joy Clair Meets Imagine Crafts: Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to Joy Clair and Imagine Crafts Collaboration Blog Hop! We are so glad you joined us for this fun blog hop. We have two different design teams, full of talented ladies that will surely inspire you along the way for these 2 days: May 17th and May 18th! And of course amazing prizes to share with you!!!

I have 2 projects to share with you today. First is mixed media card using the Dream Big clear stamps, Hello Sentiments clear stamps, Kaleidacolor Bouquet, Memento Tuxedo Black,¬†GooseBumps Texture Spray, and Fireworks! Girls’ Night Out Pack.

I used a brayer to add the Kaleidacolor Bouquet on a piece of white cardstock. I just love how the colors blend so well! Rainbow makes me happy ūüėÄ Next step, I sprayed the GooseBumps Texture Spray on it and let it dried aside. Once the panel dried well, I run it through my diecutting machine with Double Stitched Rectangle Dies.

On another piece of white cardstock, I sprayed the Fireworks! Sprays and then stamped the Dream Catcher image from Dream Big clear stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad  and fussy cut it out. And I also stamped the sentiment with the same ink and cut out a banner.

Check out the shimmer from the Fireworks! Sprays… don’t you love it? I know I do and I cannot stop using these sprays.

On my second card, I also use the same¬†Fireworks! Girls’ Night Out Sprays to create the background and as watercolor paint. Oh yes… I love watercoloring with these sprays ūüôā

For the background shaker window, I sprayed the inks on a piece of watercolor paper, and then using my Mini MISTI I stamped on of the borders from the Aztec Background clear stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad. Then I run it through my diecutting machine with 2 sizes of Rectangle dies to create the shaker window.

I stamped the warrior image from Prayer Warrior – Bible Journaling clear stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and watercolored it with the Fireworks! Girls’ Night Out Sprays. Then I fussy cut it with scissors.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with Memento Dew Drop – Sorbet Scoops (Rose Bud and Angel Pink) and Mini MISTI to create the ombre color. Then I cut it out as banner.

I added the acetate on the shaker window with On Point Glue. Next, I added the sequins on the cardbase, and then added the shaker window with thick 3D foam tape, and added the girl warriow and sentiment banner with On Point Glue on top of it.

That’s my cards today to share with you all. I hope they inspire you to create your own handmade cards to share the joy with others!


To enter the giveaway, just be sure to leave comments during these two days of blog hop so you can be entered to win a one of two $25 Joy Clair Stamps Gift Cards or one of two $25 Gift Cards from Imagine Crafts!!!

Joy Clair winners will be announced on the Joy Clair Blog at the end of the month and Imagine winners will be announced on the Imagine Crafts Blog.

MAY 17th – Day 1 Blog Hop List:

Imagine Crafts Blog

Joy Clair Blog

Martha Lucia Gomez

Jennifer Vanderbeek

Kerry Urbatch

Mischelle Smith

Helen Gullett¬†—> That’s Me!

Next Hop —>¬†Neva Cole

Jessica Pascarella

Nadine Carlier

Tenia Nelson

Supply List:

And I link it up at:

Joy Clair May Anything Goes/Inspiration Challenge

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge 

Simon Says: A Bit Of Sparkle

A Jillian Vance Design: Thank You Mixed Media Cards

Hello everyone… I hope you all had a great weekend celebrating Mother’s Day with your loved ones. I am so thankful for my husband and daughters who took me out and spend the weekend doing what we love: camping, hiking and exploring!

Today I am sharing a mixed media project at A Jillian Vance Design Blog. I hope you all can visit me there ūüôā THANK YOU and have a wonderful day!

Father’s Day Gift Idea: Gift Bag and Card Set

Mother’s Day just passed. We celebrated it in a special way by doing what we love to do as family: tent-camping, hiking, and doing¬†out door fun activities. The next special day is the Father’s Day and it is about a month away! Can’t you believe that?

Picking a Father’s Day gift is a challenge every year ūüôā But it will make easier if you know a special thing that they love or what is their wish list.¬†Our favorite gift is handmade gifts. My daughter and I¬†love to make gifts as an expression our loves to the special person in our lives, our Papa. This year, I made a set of note cards and gift bag for him.

Here’s the card I made for him where the kids and I will write notes for him. I run a blue cardstock with the Darice stripe embossing folder through my diecutting machine to create the background mat. The triangle border, I die cut it using Taylored Expressions triangle die plate and silver glitter cardstock, and I cut it to fit as border.

For the sentiment, I stamped the sentiment from Joy Clair – Dad’s Day¬†Clear Stamps on a white cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad, and die cut it with Our Daily Bread Designs – Pierced Circles Dies.

I added the triangle border with Glitter Glue Adhesive, then I wrapped around the twine, and added the sentiment circle with 3D foam tape on it. And I added the whole panel on the white card base with 3D foam tape.

I created a set of note cards as gift. I simply embossed the white cards with We Are Memory Keepers РClassic Embossing Strips. He loves stationary and write notes for special occasions. I put all the note cards and envelopes inside a gold white chevron paper gift bag.

I sealed the gift bag with the fun ribbon that I created with Joy Clair – Dad’s Day Clear stamps. It is very simple and quick to create it.

First, I stamped the ribbon image on a white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad using Mini MISTI stamping Toll. And then I color it with the ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. Then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors (or you can also cut it out with the svg cutting files that comes with every stamp set you get from Joy Clair website).

And it is done. Our gift ready to give it to the world’d greatest Papa ever on Father’s Day which we will be on our vacation trip in Indonesia later.

If you are looking for more inspirations, here are couple more projects that we made made for Father’s Day. Check them out:

DIY Father’s Day Gift for the #1 Papa

Captured Memory Mini Scrapbook Album

I hope you all are inspired to make your own handmade gifts for this Father’s Day! THANK YOU for visiting today and have a fabulous blessed day!

And I link it up at:

Challenge #282-283 – Anything Goes

AAA Cards CAS Game #90 – Embossing

May Anything Goes With Dies Challenge